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RE: Solar Trickle charge working?

I would speculate that if you are turning off the battery disconnect it may be disconnecting the solar. But that should have protected the battery. Also, if not disconnecting the battery and just turning everything off does not. The CO detector / gas detectors which are safety devices and therefore don't have a disconnect, except removal of the fuse in the breaker/fuse box. Charge the battery up and disconnect using the battery disconnect, if it has one. If not, disconnect the battery terminal. That should protect the battery until you get ready to use it.
Joe417 04/29/23 12:07am Tech Issues
RE: Would you get new tires ?

What JimK said, I've had the same experience. I experienced one set that looked perfect, no dry rot showing, I think 6 years old. Decided to change them. When they let the air out, several tires had 1/4" cracks open around the bead. I don't let mine go more than 5 now.
Joe417 04/13/23 02:48pm Truck Campers
RE: No power getting to my Angler 8C, 2001

I've changed several of the converters over the years. I would personally only change the converter at the bottom section. Would require only a few wire changes. But you can change the whole power center. There are several good converters that are multistage charging which will protect the battery better. I like the Progressive Dynamics PD9100 with the charge wizard. It has maintained two 122Ah lead acid batteries for 12 years. Batteries are just a little weak now. But that fantastic for lead acid walmart batteries. If you have a location it will fit somewhere, all required is to run a bit of wiring to get it back working. Good luck.
Joe417 04/09/23 12:58pm Truck Campers
RE: A/C blower motor question..

If you are mechanically inclined and you can tell the shafts and bushings are fair too good. Our 2005 Coleman blower shafts dried and were loud in 2016. Motor shafts were stuck on both motor ends. Both sintered bronze bushings released by drilled rivets holding them on the motor ends. Cleaned dried grease from both shafts and bushing to release from both ends. Heated both sintered bronze bushings and dipped in grease and allowed grease to cool. Put bushings held back on motor bell ends using small screws rather than rivets. Reinstalled the motor on the AC and has been working for about 8 more years. I think a replaced motor back then about something like $180. Much more than about 2 hours for my time and no $.
Joe417 03/19/23 12:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Palomino Maverick M-800 on 2018 GMC 3500 STD BOX 4x4

We had an 2003 which, from what I remember, is about the same as current years. Carried it on a Chevy gas 2500HD. The truck didn't know it was back there. We didn't put on a sway bar and air bags to control sway until the next TC. Quality was as good as any in the price range. Be aware they had a small black tank. Not sure what the new one's have. I really liked it but the wife didn't like the 5cu ft fridge and the distance from the floor to the bed. Short "old" people are cry babies! She was always saying she was going to fall out of the bed and break her hip. Sold it and got one with a basement, now she's happy. Of course it weighs about twice as much. I visited the factory where they were made in Michigan just north of Shipshewana, IN. Nothing ground breaking but it always nice to know what goes into their production.
Joe417 12/20/22 08:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Dometic microwave no START

Could it be just the key pad??
Joe417 11/15/22 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: absorption refrigerator out of level, boiler temp control

My experience with the Fridge Defend has not been a positive one and I always level the rig. It may work fine on a Norcold or Dometic system but does work for me on a Dutch Aire cooling unit with a Norcold control board. What we experienced with the Fridge defend is that when it is cutting on and off (I think it is about a 20 minute cycle) it did not maintain adequate cooling. As set by the manufacturer, it cycled on and off even when level and not moving. I put in a Dutch Aire cooling unit and a Fridge Defend last year. The fridge works great as long as I don't turn on the Fridge Defend. When I do, it turns the system off and on causing the system to go above 45 degrees. I texted back and forth with the manufacturer/creator of the Fridge Defend and was told that the Dutch Aire does run at a higher temp than others. He didn't give me any info on what to put the settings on for the Dutch Aire unit. His final statement was that the cooling unit is bad. While in my drive way and perfectly level, I was able to change some of the setting on the Fridge Defend and get it to run longer without cycling on and off. But when the truck is on the road it didn't work for me at all. I have to assume that it isn't compatible with the Dutch Aire. Turning the Fridge Defend off, I have now run the fridge for months and it works great, better than the original Norcold. So for me, the Fridge Defend was a complete waste of money. Again, it may work correctly on Norcold and Dometic systems.
Joe417 11/15/22 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Happijac remote plug

Lowe's and Home Depot sell phone jacks. Just wouldn't have the labeling.
Joe417 10/08/22 08:32pm Truck Campers
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